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Arts & CultureVantage Point
Joel Wells
In 1958, Joel Wells of Chicago's "The Critic" contributed a somewhat unique story to America. How, he wondered, would some of our most famous authors tell the story of a dog that had been hit by a car?
Arts & CultureVantage Point
Francis J. Marien
From 1957: Los Angeles is a large city. In some ways it is an important city. But it is not (yet) a great city.
Arts & CultureVantage Point
Walker Percy
In 1973, the famous novelist (and sometime America book reviewer) Walker Percy offered this long review of Wilfrid Sheed's 'People Will Always Be Kind.'
Arts & CultureVantage Point
Robert Giroux
In 1988, famed publisher Robert Giroux related his memories of what it was like to read and publish Thomas Merton's 'The Seven Storey Mountain.'
Politics & SocietyVantage Point
James T. Keane
The death yesterday in a Russian penal colony of Alexei Navalny might naturally bring to mind the story of Walter Ciszek, S.J., the famed American Jesuit who spent 23 years in Soviet captivity.
FaithVantage Point
Patrick Granfield
In 1967, Patrick Granfield, O.S.B., conducted this wide-ranging interview with Yves Congar, O.P., the great theologian of Vatican II.